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January 2019 Recap

My beautiful girl cat, sleeping like an angel

By the numbers:
Stories out at the beginning of the month: 51
Acceptances received: 2
Rejections received: 44
Stories withdrawn: 0
Resubmissions: 51
New Submissions: 1
Stories out at the end of the month: 56

January has been a busy month for submissions, as I’ve been keeping a lot of stories out at all times, and my number of available stories is always growing! I only finished one to the point of submitting it this month, but I’ve been working on a lot of other stories and a novel!

My two acceptances this month were ones I announced here, “Brick Red Love” in The Arcanist and “Earworm” inĀ Space Opera Libretti. I’m also waiting to hear on a handful of shortlisted stories, so hopefully I will have some really great announcements to make in February!

I finished winter and jack as planned, and started working on revisions for winter. I started stone a few times, but it just wouldn’t take, so I put that one aside and started working on completing a different story (“soul”) instead. I’ve finished my flash fiction pieces for each week of the contest (including the fifth one one this past weekend), but I’ve only gotten one of those out into circulation so far (the above-mentioned one new submission). I’ve reached the roughly halfway point on briar, and it’s been a lot of fun to write. And I’ve finished up my couple of book reviews. So a really productive month of getting all the things done!

This month, I need to:

  • Revise winter, jack, and three flash pieces.
  • Finish writing soul and cryptid.
  • Continue working on briar.
  • Review a book.

Not too bad, and I should end the month with five new submittable pieces!


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